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30 Tips for the Under 30 CEO

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 18, 2015

There is no school or online course that can teach you to be a CEO. Sure, you can get your MBA or better yet shadow a real CEO in action, but nothing trains you for being a CEO more than being one. I started my own company six years ago and today manage a team of 19 people. The road from the past six years is paved with…

Best Places to Go to Build a Powerful and Influential Network (Part 1)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 6, 2015

Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people. No one does it alone. Name one person that succeeded at anything completely by himself without any help?! Our ability to connect, build and deepen relationships has been proven to play a major role in both our success and happiness. And inside everyone is a core need to belong, it’s in our DNA. On the other hand, disconnection…

New Changes Ahead to the Under30CEO Community

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship Travel / March 3, 2015

Hey guys, here’s the deal… I’m going to start things off by sending you an update on what’s going on in the Under30CEO community. Today, I’m sitting in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica where this place is feeling a lot more like home.  Since November, we’ve brought 10+ groups to Central America to our Explore Costa Rica trip to the rainforest, and to Nicaragua and Belize. The view doesn’t…

10 Humbling Lessons Learned After Mentoring 1,200 Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / February 27, 2015

Four years ago my life took a detour. I invited 88 entrepreneurs to come and create a software business at The Foundation. They came with no idea, limited cash, and no experience in software. I wanted to prove the impossible. I wanted to prove anyone could start a software business when they had nothing. We did it. It worked. We had a number of success stories graduate from…

An Open Letter to Under30CEO Readers

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / February 24, 2015

Hey guys it’s Matt. I want to write you a really honest email about the future of Under30CEO…As you guys have probably felt, our community has lost a lot of its luster. What was once a vibrant community of young people trying to take control of our futures has slowly but surely declined. Our attempt to go from a couple bloggers into media company didn’t really work. We launched…

7 Warning Signs That Your Startup Is Heading In the Wrong Direction (And What to Do about It)

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / February 19, 2015

Ever heard stories of startups that packed up after months of operation? Sure, it happens every time. In fact, it is estimated that about 9 out of every 10 startups fail. Truth is, these startups did not fail in just a day; there might have been some things that went on prior to that event, things that caused them to conk out at the end, some early warning…

16 Key Power Principles for 2015

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 15, 2015

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions or promises to ourselves that this year will be different than last year. That this is our year. We’ve finally figure it all out! Well…kind of… We start off the year with the best of intentions, but by February we stop following our new dreams and goals and instead fall back into our old patterns, behaviors and thinking. 45% of Americans…

Designing Her Entrepreneurial Path: Interview with Entrepreneur Tylar Masters

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 5, 2015

Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur Interview Series This is part three of the ten part series. Follow the Hiscox Courageous Entrepreneur interview series on Under30CEO.com. Interview Series Sponsored by Hiscox Small Business Insurance.  Hiscox specializes in protecting IT/technology, marketing, consulting, health and beauty, photography and many other professional services businesses, tailoring coverage to the specific risks in your industry.  Q: Do you consider entrepreneurs courageous? A: “I think courageous is an understatement. It’s…

A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Finding Customers Personal Branding Startup Advice / January 9, 2014

Hiring new people can be a daunting process for small companies. Just one new hire can affect a startup’s culture and success, yet many don’t realize this process should begin long before you even post a job opening. I’ve spent a long time developing the best way to identify whether a candidate is a good fit for our company and ultimately realized one thing: To identify the right…

9 Lessons From My Internship With Seth Godin

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 30, 2013

After ten days of silent meditation, I powered up my iPhone to check my email, the first message was from Seth Godin – telling me I was picked for his short summer internship. An intense feeling of happiness shot through my body, and I had to read the email a few times to make sure I was reading it correctly: Hey Sean… I don’t need to wait until tomorrow–even though…

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